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Old 06-26-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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We just got our new travel trailer and are excited to go on our first trip. Can anyone recommend a great beachfront camping spot (RV park, State Park) on the NC coast? We prefer quieter locations away from the big centres, but its nice to have a store, restaurant, or small town within a 20 minute bike ride or shoreline walk. We will be heading out for a week later in July, so any recommendations are gratefully received.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Google "RV Park Reviews", select NC and take your pick. I've never stayed in the outer banks beach areas, but "one of these days"! Good luck to you!
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We haven't been there in quite a while. One thing to keep in mind - you need to be comfortable with wind. The Wright brothers went to Kitty Hawk to fly their airplane for a reason; the wind always blows. We had a miserable stay on the beach one May for that reason. Sand everywhere. Actually ended up leaving early. Of course, YMMV.
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Welcome. We plan on heading that way end of July and have never stayed in that area also. Will be using Allstays Camp & RV app (iPad) to make our decision when we know exactly where/when we will be. The app does have a link to reviews and one of the options is the RV Park Reviews that Gripper recommended.
Once again, welcome.
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Thanks all for the info. MagicUs - I was not aware of the AllStays app - looks great and downloading as I type.
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Pirateland CG in Myrtle Beach, SC Just south of the NC border.
Great resort if you can get in.
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Holiday Travel Park on Coast Guard Road in Emerald Isle, NC. Not a really busy place like Myrtle Beach, SC but still plenty to do in the area. Stores, restaurants on the barrier island and more things in nearby Atlantic Beach and Moorehead City. Great NC Aquarium park just north of the campground.
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I think that "quieter" and "beachside" in N Carolina may be mutually exclusive at this time of year. The Outer Banks are one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. It's a beautiful are and well worth visiting. In fact we'll be there for 3 months next spring, volunteering at Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges.

One word of advice: if there is a hurricane warning, even without a mandatory evacuation order, GET OUT right then. Don't stop to think about it. As a hurricane approaches the Outer Banks, the bridges get closed down and anyone left out there is trapped.

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For quiet and beachside I would take the ferry to Ocracoke island. There is a large park there with only beautiful sand dunes between you and the beach. Bring insect repellant and enjoy.
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Oregon Inlet State park - Rodanthe, OBX.
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Thanks Maladjusted. Good tip - I think we are gonna try for there, but I see there are no reservations. Hopefully it works out!
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Just an update to this thread. We couldn't get to somewhere beachside, so ended up at the OBX Campground in Kill Devil Hills. Nice place, quiet, very few facilities, but full hook ups and bigger sites than usual for a private campground. Staff are helpful and friendly. Location is excellent - 2 miles to beach, and almost right next door to the Wright Brothers Monument/State park. I would recommend it to others, but not the best for kids as no pool/playground etc.

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We stayed at the koa in waves. We were there the week of Memorial Day and it was quiet, clean, larger sites, full hook ups, friendly staff, awesome pool/ play grounds, and a short distance to a town. The only thing between us and the ocean was a dune. The bad was there was still some construction with the walk way over the dune which was right by our Site. will be going back there next year. Here is a link to there Web Site www.capehatteraskoa.com
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